A string of Scottish distilleries have received funding from the UK Government’s Net-Zero Innovation Portfolio, to help them switch to low-carbon heating systems that use hydrogen and biogas. The £11.3m funding, confirmed this week by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will be split across four innovative projects testing and scaling low-carbon solutions for the Scotch Whiskey industry. Three of the four projects are working to implement hydrogen-fuelled processes in distilleries. On the Isle of Islay, Bruichladdich is working with Protium Green Solutions and Jericho Energy to implement hydrogen heating at its distillery, which has been operating since the Victorian era. The distillery has already conducted a feasibility study for installing a hydrogen-powered ‘dynamic combustion chamber’, and will use the funding to install the technology onsite. The installation, Protium has stated, should be completed by 2023.
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